Sunday, September 23, 2012

Doubly Aware

In this last week of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we want to remind you that September is also Blood Cancer Awareness Month - very important to our family as well.

From The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society:

Each September, LLS observes Blood Cancer Awareness Month as a way to let the public know about the LLS resources available for blood cancer patients and their families.

Since 1949, LLS has invested more than $875 million in research for the discovery of breakthrough therapies that are saving lives today. And survival rates for blood cancer patients have doubled and tripled, and in some cases, quadrupled.

LLS has made enormous strides over the years, bringing us to the edge of cures. Therapies and treatments are now, at this moment, saving lives and improving the quality of life for many patients, making this an extraordinary moment in time.

We are certainly thankful for the research that produced Georgia's treatment protocol, and we appreciate LLS's participation in that research. We've come a long way, but there is still much work to do - especially for pediatric patients - so the continued vigilance of organizations like LLS is critical to improving treatments and finding cures.

You can help fund life-saving research and assist patients and their families by donating to LLS or taking part in one of their fundraising programs, like Light the Night, Pennies for Patients, or Team in Training. It will take all of us to get there, but until we do, we will remain RELENTLESS for a cure!

And don't forget - tomorrow is The Big Day at Chili's! One hundred percent of net profits from all restaurants will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital! I think I know what we're having for dinner ...

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